almucantar definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny group regarding celestial world, parallel towards the horizon, that is used in astronomy and navigation to exhibit height of a star or any other heavenly human anatomy.
    • a little circle associated with the world parallel on horizon; a circle or parallel of height. Two performers that have the same almucantar have a similar height. See almacantar.
    • In astronomy, a small group regarding the world parallel towards the horizon; a circle or parallel of altitude.
    • An astronomical instrument (invented by S. C. Chandler) composed of a telescope supplied with horizontal cables and mounted upon a box floating upon mercury.
    • a tiny circle from the celestial sphere, parallel into horizon, which is used in astronomy and navigation to exhibit height of a star or other heavenly human anatomy.
    • a tiny circle of sphere parallel to the horizon; a circle or parallel of altitude. Two stars that have the same almucantar have a similar height. See almacantar.
    • In astronomy, a tiny circle of this world parallel into the horizon; a circle or parallel of height.
    • An astronomical instrument (created by S. C. Chandler) composed of a telescope given horizontal cables and mounted upon a box drifting upon mercury.

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